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Old 09-06-10, 04:44 PM
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Man's Bike Accidentally Sold for $5

"When Jim Rodney visited an estate sale on Saturday, he parked his bicycle near the carport so he could go inside to examine the merchandise.

When he came out he discovered that his bike -- his sole means of transportation -- accidentally had been sold, for $5.

Rodney, 56, said his bicycle, a chrome, 27-inch, 21-speed Schwinn Super Sport, had a value of about $450. Super Sports models on the Schwinn website sell from $450 to $950. He said that his bicycle apparently had been the victim of poor communication between the buyer and the family member helping with the estate sale..."

What a sad story. I fell sorry for the poor, dumb, s.o.b.... What's your opinion?

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There were 2 idiots - the Family member who didn't question the price and the owner who left his bike untended.
If it did not get sold it would have likely been stolen.

The person who "bought" the bike took full advantage of the situation and obviously knew which bike was the subject of haggling.
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Who doesn't lock up a chrome vintage bike when they leave it unattended? If it hadn't been there, the bike would have been stolen at a convenience store, the bank, or wherever.
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That happened a couple years ago here at a local thrift shop. Guy rides up, puts his bike in the rack outside, and goes shopping. Clerk sells the bike to another shopper for $5.

They stopped taking bikes in after that.
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Someone stole his bike and sold it. I hope he filed a police report, got reports from witnesses, etc. Then again, he should have locked it.
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